Oscar Pistorius Runs At 2011 Prefontaine Classic

Oscar Pistorius, Highlighted, After Running the 400 Meter Race

Oscar Pistorius Was Grateful To Compete, Even If He Did Finish Last

Click Here to Watch The Video: “Double Amputee Runs Mens 400 Meter At Prefontaine Classic”

The Prefontaine Classic draws the best track and field athletes from around the world. Athletes have said time and again how much they love the crowds in Eugene. The people may have their favorites, but they’ll always applaud a great performance.

One such performance this year was Oscar Pistorius in the 400 meter. He didn’t win. In fact, he came in dead last. But Oscar, also known as ‘the blade runner,’ was running on two prosthetic legs.

Though he came in last, Oscar’s time was off the wiiner’s by little more than a second, and only 17/100ths of a second slower than the runner in front of him.

That’s pretty impressive when you consider most of the runners have medaled in the Olympics, including three Gold Medalists: Angelo Taylor, Jeremy Wariner, and David Neville.

Oscar dreams of competing in the next Summer Olympics. I hope he realizes his dream.

Runnerspace.com has the 2011 Prefontaine Classic Results for all the events.

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